Leading consultant of health and safety solutions creates mobile apps that will help save time, money and lives
Monaghan, Ireland (October 6th, 2011): Monaghan-based Health and Safety expert Safety-Link Consulting has teamed up with US mobile apps specialist GoCanvas to provide safety apps for companies and organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as across the globe. The new safety apps will not only save time, but money and lives as well.
The first of their kind in Ireland, these safety apps allow for more efficient and cost effective health and safety routine tasks to be performed. Automated paper-based safety audits, inspections, assessments and reports can now be filled out on any Smartphone or Tablet including iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows enabled mobile devices.
Safety professionals therefore no longer need to rely on cumbersome and sometimes illegible paper forms. Instead, safety forms are completed on an app, which develops a PDF that can be branded and emailed to the customer, supervisor or whomever the user designates. The forms can also be downloaded into Excel, searched online and plugged into back office applications. The apps can even capture a user’s GPS location and photos can be added to any report.
“Health and Safety is a challenging environment and complying with legislation is critical,” according to Martin Denny, Managing Director, Safety-Link Consulting. “The allocation of revenue towards health and safety compliance can be a difficult choice for management, especially in these challenging times. We are a very small business and have been developing our paper-based forms for many years now. We are really pleased to team up with GoCanvas to make our traditional paper safety forms available as mobile apps for businesses and organizations."
The concept of using one’s smartphone or tablet to do paperwork is new in Ireland as people typically use these devices to access email, the web, make calls or text. "Safety professionals can now visit our own Safety-Link application store and source apps for Accident reports, First Aid reports, Generic Health and Safety checklists, an Audit for Health and Safety Risk Assessment, a Premises Safety Inspection checklist and even a Drivers Daily Vehicle Safety checklist,” added Martin Denny.
Users across the globe have already signed up for the 30 day Free Trial with GoCanvas and the Safety-Link’s app in the few days since the apps became available online.
“Our association with Safety-Link reflects a growing movement towards mobile solutions replacing traditional paper forms,” said Michael Benedict, VP, Application Store, GoCanvas. “We are essentially doing for paper forms what the iPod has done for analog music. Working with Safety-Link Consulting is also a terrific example of a transatlantic business relationship built entirely using online communication tools, and one that opens up our businesses to a global audience. It is also a great story of entrepreneurship and innovation in Ireland where an independent businessman has taken his 14 years of expertise in safety and initiated a transatlantic business association for the benefit of his own business, other businesses and the Irish economy.”
The Safety-Link application store in association with GoCanvas can be found at www.gocanvas.com/safety-linkconsulting
About Safety-Link Consulting
Based in Co. Monaghan in Ireland, the company provides Health and Safety consultancy and auditing across public and private sectors, in particular, for SMEs.
Areas of specialisation include: Hazard and Risk Assessments, Safety Statements, PAT Testing (portable appliance testing) in all of the following areas Construction, Transport Distribution and Warehouse storage, Health Care, Security, Manufacturing, Retail, Bar and Restaurant Engineering and community group activities. Safety-Link Consulting has a clear aim which is to enable employers to comply with their legal obligations which are set out in the safety health and welfare at work act of 2005 in Ireland, the general applications regulations 2007-2010 and all other associated legislation.
Martin Denny, Managing Director established Safety-Link Consulting in 2005 and it has grown steadily since and has a strong client base. In order to improve the standard of its risk assessment and auditing services, the company recently launched its own Application store in conjunction with US firm GoCanvas, taking paper work out of the office and making it available to use now on iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile.
Safety-Link Consulting is members of The Chartered Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the European Safety & Health Professional Organisation (ENSHPO)
GoCanvas makes it easy to publish data collection apps on smartphones and tablets as well as other devices such as laptops, netbooks and barcode scanning devices. GoCanvas reduces paper consumption, redundant data entry, and excess processes for businesses and mobile professionals. The GoCanvas software service enables mobile professionals to collect information using their mobile devices and share that information across their business community. This information can even be downloaded directly into popular back-end systems with off the shelf plug-ins for popular solutions like QuickBooks and QuickBase.
GoCanvas also offers the first mobile business application store of its kind, allowing businesses from diverse industries to find mobile applications specific to their business that work on Android, Apple, and Windows desktop devices. Every GoCanvas application is customizable by our subscribers, and comes with GPS/location, image capture, electronic signatures and accessibility to a customer’s own data like parts catalogs and patient records. To date, GoCanvas has automated over 250,000 manual processes/paper forms, making it one of the fastest growing mobile app services for businesses. Click here to view the 900+ Health Care & Social Service specific applications. To learn more visit www.GoCanvas.com.